Following the Government’s advice and the subsequent closure of the Sheldonian Theatre, it is with great regret that our concert, Maundy Thursday on Thursday 9 April has had to be cancelled.
We sincerely apologise for the disappointment this will cause our audiences but hope you will understand that the decision to cancel has the primary aim of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our artists, musicians, staff, audiences and the community at large.
St John Passion, BWV 245
Daniel Norman Evangelist
David Stout Christ
Mary Bevan soprano
Katie Bray mezzo-soprano
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
The Choir of The Queen’s College
Owen Rees conductor
Drama and suffering lie at the heart of Bach’s concentrated depiction of Christ’s arrest, rendition and execution, the St John Passion. But this probing, unsettling yet beautiful work is also one of Bach’s most optimistic, ending with a confident look to the future that invites us all, irrespective of faith, to partake in joy as we have partaken in pain. In the expert hands of Professor Owen Rees, Director of Music at The Queen’s College who conducts his own choir and six outstanding soloists, this Maundy Thursday performance will be both dramatic and devotional.
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 22:00